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Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
+1 212-288-6400
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View into Kamakura

The current exhibit of Buddhist sculpture and other practice instruments from the period 1100-1300... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Larry F
Alexandria, Virginia
This is a gem!

We visited this museum in 2008 and loved it, so it was on our priority list this time around. I am... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
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Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The Museum is known for its Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Collection of masterpiece-quality traditional Asian works, and for its cutting-edge Contemporary Art Collection of videos and new media art by Asian and Asian American artists. A recognized leader in identifying and fostering contemporary Asian and Asian American artists, Asia Society Museum was one of the first American museums to establish a program of contemporary Asian art in the early 1990s.
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725 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5025
Upper East Side
+1 212-288-6400
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The current exhibit of Buddhist sculpture and other practice instruments from the period 1100-1300 is beautiful on many levels. Simply to look and contemplate as is quiets the mind. Going deeper there is a view into how the artisans created these pieces and the development...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We visited this museum in 2008 and loved it, so it was on our priority list this time around. I am so grateful that we made the choice to return. The exhibitions were (again) amazing and exciting; beautifully put together and inspiring. I didn't know...More

Thank webklan
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum. Do not go with the expectation that you will be seeing what is surely a large collection housed somewhere else. However, they do have rotating exhibitions that have never disappointed me. Some are modern, some ancient, but they cover all...More

Thank Sjfotos
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were fortunate in being here the last day the Philippines gold exhibition. Truly spectacular, it contained many wonderful pieces examples of craftmanship of the highest order from the 10th to 13th centuries. It all drove home to me how little I know about the...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 December 2015

On Thanksgiving Friday, our family visited the Asia Society to view the Philippine Gold exhibit. Although there were only about 50 pieces, what was there was interesting and even divine. Some of the more primitive pieces, such as a funerary mask with large eyelashes cut...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

An amazing exhibit of gold artifacts dating from the 10th to 13th centuries. Stunningly beautiful items with craftsmanship that was far beyond anything extant in Europe at the time. This is truly a forgotten civilization that pre-dates Spanish colonialism in the Philippines. Given the beauty...More

Thank gtraviswhite
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I had the crab cake and the green tea panna cotta. Delicious! I would highly recommend! The service was quite good. The only downside is that a pot of tea makes a bit less than two small cups of tea.

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough about the beautiful atmosphere and food here. Not a lot of restaurants or coffee shop s in this area so this was a pleasant surprise. Had the watermelon gazpacho and it was amazing...I don't even like watermelon much, but this was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Myanmar Buddhas with history of how various areas of this very ethnically diverse country portrays the Buddha.

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The museum mounts special exhibits throughout the year. I recently saw the Myanmar exhibit. The pieces were beautiful, well displayed, and fully discussed in placards. The exhibit area is spacious and there are almost no people. When the Metropolitan Museum of Art had a Myanmar...More

Thank dmittleman
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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